Judge Rejects Request For Reduced Sentence in Church Shooting

A Lansdale man’s attempt to get a reduced sentence for shooting a fellow church member to death inside at Montgomery Township church in April of 2016 is rejected.

46 year old Mark Storms, found guilty of shooting Robert Braxton the Third over a seating dispute will serve 10 to 20 years in prison. Police were called to the church last April 24th just before a late morning service was about to start. Braxton wanted to sit in a seat that was reserved. When Braxton became agitated over the dispute, Storms became involved, telling Braxton that he was licensed to carry a gun. Braxton, according to reports, struck Storms after the dispute escalated. Storms then pulled out his gun and shot Braxton several times. Braxton died a short time later at a local hospital.